12" Collection & More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Donald A. Guarisco
Although they are best known as funk band, the Gap Band was successfully marketed to a disco audience during their heyday via 12" remixes of their songs. Most of these versions were confined to the discotheques, but this has been remedied with the release of The 12 Collection and More. This handy volume allows casual Gap Band fans get a new perspective on this group's grasp of the groove by compiling five 12" remixes and throwing in three album-length long versions to flesh the set out. The 12" versions reveal a band that approached the remix of a song as a method of redefining it: "Outstanding" cranks up the percussion to show off the hidden danceable edge to that ...
See more details below
CD
$5.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $2.17   
  • New (4) from $3.34   
  • Used (2) from $2.17   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Donald A. Guarisco
Although they are best known as funk band, the Gap Band was successfully marketed to a disco audience during their heyday via 12" remixes of their songs. Most of these versions were confined to the discotheques, but this has been remedied with the release of The 12 Collection and More. This handy volume allows casual Gap Band fans get a new perspective on this group's grasp of the groove by compiling five 12" remixes and throwing in three album-length long versions to flesh the set out. The 12" versions reveal a band that approached the remix of a song as a method of redefining it: "Outstanding" cranks up the percussion to show off the hidden danceable edge to that slow jam, and "Early in the Morning" pushes the interplay between rhythm guitar and bass to the song's forefront and proves that the group's ability to craft complex, hypnotic grooves was just as important to their success as their knack for capitalizing on then-current soul music trends. However, the most impressive of the 12" mixes is "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," which transforms the original tune into a 13-minute epic, complete with new percussion breaks and a lengthy instrumental break featuring war-battle sound effects overdubbed atop the song's churning, synth bass groove. The full-length album versions aren't as revelatory as the 12" mixes, but fit in with them nicely: the highlight in this arena is the eight-plus minutes of "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance (Oops!)," which shows off the relentlessness of the song's hooks (the "oops, upside your head" chant, some surprising acoustic guitar riffs) to their fullest. The 12 Collection could have added a few more rarities (the non-sound effects version of "Beep a Freak" and the legendary "munchkin version" of "Jam the Motha" are missing in action) but this collection remains a solid portrait of the Gap Band's gifts in the 12" arena. In the end, The 12 Collection and More will be of greater interest to the devoted fan than a casual listener, but it makes a great supplement to a greatest hits collection for those who want to go beyond the hits.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1999
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731454610728
  • Catalog Number: 546107
  • Sales rank: 22,712

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Gap Band Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Tony Green Liner Notes
Lonnie Simmons Producer
Ronnie Wilson Producer
Rudolph Taylor Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously